Bronze Horse Fountain
Artist and gallery owner Bob Parks donated this fountain in 1989 with the intent to attract visitors to the 5th Avenue shops and galleries. The five champion Arabian horses rearing from the fountain were modeled after horse breeder Tom Chauncey’s award-winning Arabians. Each horse’s name is at the base of the sculpture. The horses have links to the Arabians of the Stillman, Wrigley, and McCormick families. Since the 1950s, Scottsdale has been central to Arabian horse breeding in America. Today the fountain is one of the most photographed landmarks in Scottsdale.
Bob Parks owned the Bob Parks Gallery, Inc. in Scottsdale for 30 years. His artwork can be found at the Chicago Art Institute, National Cattleman’s Association Headquarters, Canadian Senate, Mayo Clinic Hospital, and the Arlington International Race Course.
This artwork contains AR components.
Meet Wendy Raisanen, curator of collections and exhibitions for Scottsdale Public Arts, as she shares the stories behind these iconic horses.
Location7072 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
DatesCompleted 1986, Acquired 1989